Monday, September 12, 2011


Home, home again, I like to be here when I can. – Pink Floyd

After spending four days and three nights in my beloved Boston, I am finally home. Last Wednesday I was scheduled for surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital to have a Chondroblastoma (bone tumor) removed from my distal femur bone (that is your thigh bone, the end of it that is near your knee.) This is my third surgery on that knee, this one being the most serious, but none the less this is my third go around. Let’s hope what they say about the third time being true, because I am not as young as I was yesterday.

I am told that the surgery went well, no complications which is the best you can hope for. I had to stay in the hospital an extra night because my blood pressure was having some issues readjusting post surgery, but come the following day me and my distal femur bone were read to come home, thankfully all the Dr.’s and nurses agreed.

So now I am home. It is Monday, I am out of work for a few weeks, Miss E. is at daycare and the Mr. is at the end of road sawing lumber. It’s me, this computer, my passed down set of crutches, my new book The Help, the dog, and my first cup of coffee in almost 6 days. On a scale of 1-10, pain is about a 6, yesterday I thought I was Wonder Woman and made some banana bread and did a load of laundry and at 4p if you would have come to my house you would have heard the howls of a wounded Wonder Woman coming from my bedroom. Yes, Mom, lesson learned, I need to take it easy.

So over the next couple weeks I have no plans but to read, watch TV, probably do a few blog posts since this is about the only entertainment I can do for myself that doesn’t include the use of my leg, but most importantly I plan to heal.

And because this post is kind of a bummer and because I am almost done my first cup of coffee in 6 days let’s make it a little fun. If you can guess correctly by looking at the below picture how many staples are in my leg, I will send you a $5 gift certificate to Dunkin Donuts.

Rules – you have to leave your number in the comment section of the blog and you have to leave me some way of knowing who you are, like your name or leave me your e-mail address so I can notify you, if you enter the correct number! Once the correct number is commented the giveaway will be done. (Sorry in advance to those of you who may puke after looking at the below picture :o(

Happy Monday!


  1. Ouch. 23? Sending healing vibs your way!

  2. Ouch. 25? Heal well!

  3. 35? :) Hope you have a quick recovery

  4. 34 Just because that's my age...& for the record I hope less ((hugs))

  5. Looks to me like they spread out some going up - I am going to say 19.

    Bob King

  6. 21...ouch

    Tonya Picard

  7. 27, that's one pretty incision! Hope you are getting better! -Diana :)

    I guess 24!

  9. 31 is my guess. Nicole Norfleet

  10. My goodness, Amy, how are you holding up? I am sorry that I have not been able to visit, Are you "out-of-the-woods" yet? I just read your post about turning thirty, and then continued on down to this post. It is a lot to take in. I am glad to see your surgery went well (the photo of the staples did make my stomach turn) and you are safely back home. I will be thinking about you. Carolina


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